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3 biggest benefits of pilates that will get you fit

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Undoubtedly you've heard about PIlates as a training and exercise program to help you get fit. But maybe you're just not sure if Pilates classes are right for you. Here are 3 benefit of Pilates that after learning, you can decide if Pilates exercises are right for you. Whether you take Pilates mat classes or Pilates reformer classes, you'll see these 3 benefits and discover how your body will change from this type of training.

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3 biggest benefits of pilates that will get you fit

  1. 1. 3 Biggest Benefits of Pilates that will Get you FIT!!!<br />
  2. 2. Pilates has been around for quite some time now thanks to its creator, Joseph Pilates. <br />
  3. 3. Despite that fact and its proven effectiveness, people are still trying to determine what exactly it does. <br />
  4. 4. And, they are trying figure out if taking part in Pilates classes is the right decision for them in order to help them achieve their fitness goals.<br />
  5. 5. I wanted to give my experience from attending a local Phoenix Pilates studio. <br />
  6. 6. In doing so this is what I’ve learned from incorporating Pilates as part of my regular exercise program. <br />
  7. 7. And the results that I've seen from Pilates exercises are the same ones that I believe everyone will experience in general.<br />
  8. 8. • Toned - Okay, to be honest...toned really isn't a scientific word. But that doesn't matter does it? <br />
  9. 9. I mean after all, we all have a similar idea of what toned means…right? <br />
  10. 10. We all have our trouble areas that we want to firm up and lose the jiggle. <br />
  11. 11. That is definitely something Pilates does!<br />
  12. 12. Pilates training requires you to make your muscles work thereby burning calories and ultimately getting rid of fat that causes the jiggle. <br />
  13. 13. Good bye lunch lady arms! YEAH!!!<br />
  14. 14. And the being toned simply means being healthier. The more muscle and less fat you have the easier it is on your body…your heart especially. <br />
  15. 15. • Strong - By using and working your muscles, they get stronger. <br />
  16. 16. You get stronger! <br />
  17. 17. And it's not a case where you have to get loaded down with heavy weights to make it happen either. <br />
  18. 18. It's simply of matter of using the right amount of weight to add resistance to a Pilates move. <br />
  19. 19. By performing the exercise using the proper mechanics and techniques, you cause your muscle to work...quite possibly in a way they never have before!<br />
  20. 20. Being strong is advantageous to bone health and simply being able to perform the activities of every day living. <br />
  21. 21. This gets more important the older we get.<br />
  22. 22. • Flexibility - Pilates workouts help you become flexible. <br />
  23. 23. Now that doesn't mean you can do the splits after one class just as you did when you were a kid. ;0) <br />
  24. 24. What it does mean though is that after a short period of time, you begin to see that you are much more limber and have a greater range of motion. <br />
  25. 25. This benefit is very important because it helps you to avoid getting hurt. <br />
  26. 26. Injuries like muscle strains and pulls happen frequently because of a lack of flexibility.<br />
  27. 27. Note: My experience is based on the Phoenix Pilates classes I do my training in. They are held at Balanced Physical Therapy and Pilates. At Balanced the Pilates instructors are very knowledgeable, highly skilled, and certified Pilates instructors. <br />Here’s the bonus…They are also licensed physical therapists as well. :0)<br />
  28. 28. So if your goals are to get toned, fit, and strong...like mine were, I have to say that taking part in Pilates classes is one of the fastest and easiest paths to take to achieve them.<br />

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